Meet The Specialists
Mia Menassa is a graduate student at Wheaton College pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in marriage and family systems. After graduating with a master’s in child and adolescent mental health from the University of Edinburgh, she served refugee communities in Lebanon, specifically children and families impacted by displacement and war. Prior to joining our clinic, she completed her assessment externship in a pediatric psychiatric hospital, where she developed her case conceptualization and diagnostic abilities. These experiences cultivated her competence in working with individuals across the lifespan and from various backgrounds.
By building a collaborative therapeutic relationship with her clients, Mia aims to help couples and families resolve conflict, improve communication skills, and manage co-occurring mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. She implements evidence-based approaches, such as emotion-focused, attachment-based, and family systems models, to guide the treatment process. Mia believes in the power of self and other awareness and is eager to provide psychoeducation about diverse topics, including diagnoses, grief, substance use, and anger management.
In her role as a therapy extern at Susan Myket, Ph.D. & Associates, Mia hopes to foster her clients’ growth and sense of self-worth as they navigate challenging emotional, relational, and behavioral issues. As an international, she understands the value of language in expressing oneself fully and is willing to provide therapy in French and Arabic. A travel enthusiast, Mia loves exploring new places with friends, spending time with her family, and playing with her dog. She also enjoys coloring and playing the guitar.